Global Patent Index - EP 0974904 A1

EP 0974904 A1 20000126 - Automatic personal computer shutdown apparatus and method

Title (en)

Automatic personal computer shutdown apparatus and method

Title (de)

Anordnung und Verfahren zur automatischen Abschaltung eines Personalrechners

Title (fr)

Dispositif et procédé d'arrêt automatique pour ordinateur personnel


EP 0974904 A1 20000126 (EN)


EP 99401830 A 19990721


JP 20830698 A 19980723

Abstract (en)

An apparatus and method are presented that provide low energy consumption of a personal computer in an inactive state. In an automatic shutdown apparatus for a personal computer having a monitoring means (2) that monitors the active state of a personal computer, a time measurement means (3) that starts the time measurement when an inactive state is detected and ends the time measurement when an active state is detected, a setting means (1) that sets the measurement expiration time for the time, a detection means (6) that detects whether or not the measurement time agrees with the measurement expiration time, and a control means (9) that shuts down the personal computer when agreement is detected, and wherein after saving files in use and terminating processing of active files, the personal computer is shut down. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

G06F 11/14

IPC 8 full level

G06F 1/26 (2006.01); G06F 1/30 (2006.01); G06F 11/14 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G06F 11/1441 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0974904 A1 20000126; JP 2000039936 A 20000208

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 99401830 A 19990721; JP 20830698 A 19980723